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  1. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    WOAH! Winning Tribute! resources2.news.com.au You possess the rare combination of intelligence, grit, determination, and luck. The odds were in your favor - you are the strongest tribute! Make sure to bask in your glorious victory. Oh... good... Hurray! Now, I'm a girl... Curse you @Glitterwolf ... stop taking quizzes!
  2. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I got Eldar as well. Interesting.
  3. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Whoever decided that having interview sessions with the finalists for the CIO position at 2 pm for the next three afternoons during finals week... needs to be shot. Monday wasn't helping either. The physical plant guys have been inspecting thermostats and now everything seems to be "on fire"... glad I decided today was a good day to wear a sweater to look nicer than my t-shirt and jeans of normal days.
  4. Top 20 Reaper Paints

    Over the Christmas break, I'll take some time to put together the Liz Beckley Paint Buying Spree list. It has lots of the fun ones already on here. Sadly, I don't have a voice recording of the whys she listed, but it was a fun way to spend $200 in ReaperBucks and use my Miniature Monthly class credit for the month... and the bonus that I can say most of my Reaper paints were hand picked by Liz Beckley...
  5. Getting to Know You ... December Edition

    Hmmm... I guess I am in the mood for some "coming of age" stories... who knew...
  6. Getting to Know You ... December Edition

    Flinagon! The adventures of a boy and a dragon across worlds. On some worlds the dragon is just a small pip of itself, but on some it's saphire wings spread wide and Flinagon is able to ride her and deal with the minions of the evil king. You never know what adventures these two will get into following the starmap they found, but it's going to be an interesting journey! (This combines Eragon by Christopher Paollini with Phillip Linx (Flinx) by Alan Dean Foster... coincidentally helped by them both having draconic counterparts, Saphira and Pip respectively). Caelric and Hobbes. The boy ranger with a soul sucking sword and a pet tiger that others believe is imaginary. Luckily the sword only works on beings that Caelric and Hobbes are fighting together or I'm sure his mother and father would spend eternity in a different location entirely!
  7. Ordered an iPhone X today. I feel some trepidation... Half of me is excited, cause new shiny things... Half of me is dreading having to use my face to unlock my phone... My thumb is no longer good enough?!? I will soon be testing out how well it photographs miniatures though, especially with the dual cameras, lighting options and blurring of backgrounds. Hopefully it is good on closeup as well as just faces...
  8. Getting to Know You ... December Edition

    Now, I love crafting a good lightsaber, don't get me wrong but I seem to lack the requisite force needed to complete one properly. I also love a good bastard sword but find the practicality and portability lacking. Lara Croft introduced me to my favorite weapon that I want to be able to use in real life. The ice axe. Rope slides? Yes, please. Putting the pointy end in the zombie head? Done! Climb a rock or ice wall? Well... people use them for that... so if I try real hard... Looks good on a tool belt but doesn't make one think "Nerf-Herder"? Check and Check!!!
  9. Getting to Know You ... December Edition

    Are there things I have done? Yes. Are there things I have done that I am proud of? Yes. Can I combine the two since ReaperCon (my version of Lately)... Painting? Nope... my goal was completion and though I made progress, I have not finished any... You know what... I think I am going to say that I rearranged the living room and I am very proud of that. I streamlined my desk. Moved my wife's computer desk to our bedroom (she got a work laptop after many years of waiting so is happy to just have that on the couch), I made a space for her to do yoga on the days she doesn't go in to the shala for her Ashtanga practice. I opened up the floor of the living room even more than it was previously (or feels that way). Oh, and a couple of days ago I made a fantastic spaghetti sauce with angus beef, portabello mushrooms, onion, bell pepper, etc. It is all gone now, of course, but it was one of the better things I have cooked in 2017. Also, I think I have finally gotten the cooking of angel hair pasta down... not too done, and after cooling the pasta it doesn't stick and I'm not using any oil in it. Even two days later the pasta just slides all through itself and doesn't have any residue. Great... I needed a better breakfast... now I'm hungry again...
  10. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    If you weren't so far away, I would say swing by our local historical village north of town for an Old Fashioned kickoff to the Holiday Season. Personally, I'll be grubbing it up by playing one of the gravediggers in an abbreviated version of A Christmas Carol. Incidentally, I'll be wearing a super tall beaver hat to really rake up my appearance tonight. Combined with about seven layers of clothes too many to convey how cold it is and a nice little candle lantern to show off how poor we look, not that our words won't make it apparent very quickly any'ow! Coffee... is ready... somebody got an early start cause I'm hearing rumors this is the third pot... and yet the breakroom was conspicuously empty for a Friday this late in the Fall semester...
  11. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    O! M! G! Monday's Revenge for the Entire Year showed up today! Boss had a brand new grandchild (so, now I can officially call him grandpa as it was his first) at 1 am. Almost got to wish him congratulations before I started getting notices that computers in the lab couldn't login. Before the day was over, I had 12 of them scattered all over the building. Meanwhile, the SAS licenses expired last night and everyone was freaking out because they all needed it in several of the labs before projects are due next Thursday and the test on Finals week. At least that one was easily resolved by throwing two student workers at it. Currently, I've "fixed" all of the broken computers but feel I am standing on a tenuous patch job on a rickety bridge over a deep chasm. I'll hold my breath cause this may just be a lull in the action... I hope that this Monday's Revenge is localized and isn't affecting everyone else! On the bright side, I got a notice that I was approved for Admin Leave that covers the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays slots where we normally have to put in personal vacation time (in addition to a LOT of paid holiday time). Hooray for doing well on performance reviews and someone actually sticking up for us non-faculty. I mean, I would rather have the difference in a cost of living raise, cause it is dang hard to take all the vacation time I get in a year anyway (I think this will force my total vacation hours up over 300 this year, which will mean I will likely be called early next year and required to take more of it or lose it... which I'm ok with... easy to talk to the boss when you are being forced to take it or lose it).
  12. Congratulations to (Reaper)Bryan on his new job

    Congratulations! I was pretty sure I had deduced Secret Weapon from a reference to Sacramento, but wasn't 100% certain! Good luck out West, young man!
  13. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Good luck on that! Change after a decade at a job is definitely scary... but can be one of those things that makes life easier or more enjoyable. Hope the terrifying aspects change quickly so that you are confident in how it is progressing... and that the pay rate improves quickly!
  14. Oh, I'm definitely prone to Season's Butchery this time of year! Merrily Navichos! Felizmas! Happy New Hannukah! Gold Ang's Sign (I don't think I know enough airbenders... no one has gotten this one yet in verbal conversation) Anytime you can combine words and create something knew... and someone else understands it (or has the possibility of understanding it... my word hacking caveat), I'm all in. It's more fun than than mere punnery.
  15. Ah. Symbology and Crossmas. I'll say I heard more about replacing Christ with an X in the 80s than I have heard in the last 20 years. I've often wondered if there were any Jewish numerology that the X referenced that would be an interesting rabbit hole to climb in... but I haven't pursued it...